Kumble to use advantage of home support
The Royal Challengers skipper Anil Kumble on Tuesday stated that his team would take advantage of home support during the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) tournament.
The Champions League T20 tournament will commence from Thursday (October 8).
Kumble, while addressing a news conference in Bangalore on Tuesday ahead of forthcoming league, said that it has been more than a year since the team has played together.
“It has been a while since Royal Challengers have played in Bangalore. It’s almost a year now…. more than a year. Everybody is looking forward to that and we will certainly take advantage of the home support,” said Anil Kumble.
Kumble further said that as such League tournaments are squeezed in between the international tournaments; they are forced to go with the format of the games.
“Whether you take IPL (Indian Premiere League) or Champion’s League, it’s invariably squeezed in between international tournament. So you can’t really do much. Whatever possible time that you have, you would like to regroup and go ahead. So it’s just the format of the game, you can’t do much about that but we are happy with the way things are,” said Anil Kumble.
The league will see 12 teams of which three teams are Indian sweating it out for the trophy with world’s best domestic teams participating.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Cape Cobras in the opening match of Champions League T20.
The final match will be held on October 23.